Taken from the sacred indigenous medicine wheel, we will honor the four directions of life in this room: four elements, directions, seasons, ages. We will focus on Ukraine as a place for humanity to unite and rise out of the ashes through the power of peace and love. Two of our stewards are young Ukrainian refugees who will share their stories and those of others. We will explore the physical and spiritual interface between Earth, other humans and all animals of nature in the Ukraine and around the globe. Stories, teachings, prayers and ceremonies from all cultures and walks of life will be welcomed for inclusion in the room – on the Trello wall or live streamed. We will especially be welcoming indigenous contributions, youth voices and youth/elder connections. Building unity and joining the collective effort for world peace and healing is what we ask for everyone involved to hold in their hearts as they enter.
Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence.
"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her tireless pursuit of civil rights ever since. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for more than 50 years.
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages school kids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.
I have partnered with and learned from nature since I was a child. I have been taught healing arts and shamanic medicine using nature for the past forty years thanks to my many indigenous elders. I listen to the animals, plants, rocks and the Mother to hear how to proceed. Now I focus on listening to the Earth’s directions on how best to proceed ...